Environmental Science is multi-disciplinary science involving
chemistry, physics, life science, agriculture, medical science,
public health, sanitary engineering etc.
It is the science of chemical phenomena in the environment.
In broad sense, it is the study of the
fate of chemical species in the air, water and soil
and the effect of human activity upon these.
Therefore, an understanding of the basic concepts of environmental
chemistry is essential not only for all chemists but also for all non-chemists
engaged in environmental science, engineering and management.